Collision is "America's fastest growing tech conference" created by the team behind Web Summit. In two years, Collision has grown to almost 20,000 attendees from more than 100 countries. Attendees include CEOs of both the world's fastest growing startups and the world's largest companies, alongside leading investors and media.
Data, data everywhere but not a drop of reason.
As small and large business owners alike are looking to capitalize on the increasing amount of data that is available to them from multiple sources, it becomes increasingly difficult to properly analyze the figures to actually increase profitability. Let's face it, it's sometimes difficult enough to even try to figure out the raw data, much less turn it into something useable. The Cinchapi Data Platform has found a way to, as they put it, take your data "from cluster to clarity" by combining machine learning with human intelligence. Their approach makes it easy and intuitive to work with real time or conventional data for maximum results.
The software is able to decipher data from any source (including IoT) and quickly does the hard work of transforming it into usable information for your team to review without delay, while those conditions still exist. This enables businesses to make changes in design and process at the right times. In other words, strike while the iron is hot rather than resort to using dated information when it's too late to capitalize on those conditions.
Cinchapi streams, examines, and stores definitive data generated in real-time, as well as from conventional, legacy, and proprietary databases and sources. Other features include a context aware, conversational interface; customized visualizations, data prep reduction and more.
For more information, visit their website at Cinchapi.com
Planning your trip or vacation is getting a big boost with an app called TripHobo. It is essentially a detail planner that helps you to see all the famous and important things you always heard about. It can also lead you to a lot of unknown venues and special places not as well-known, that may very well turn out to be the pinnacle of your trip.
If you don't care to pre-plan the trip yourself, there are literally millions of published itineraries just waiting for you to use as there are over a million trip plans for over 90,000 cities. These itineraries are available now and they are free to use. The planner is available on the web and the companion app is available for iOS and Android.
This innovative company has been around for 2½ years and is a very exciting addition to the travel planning experience because it connects 2 groups of people: travelers who don't know and venues who need you to know.
More than 50% of LGBT travelers do so all alone and that isn't always safe nowadays. Now there is a mobile platform created for travel sharing called Wimbify. It allows you to find other people to become travel mates for safety.
In addition to traveling, you can be a Local Hero in your own city. These heroes are available to provide local tours for just a few hours or a couple of days. Wimbify has a recommended fee but the hero is allowed to set their own price. When you book a tour you pay a small booking fee and that is how they make their revenue. The Local Heroes are rated by the travelers who have used their services in order to be able to find the best match for you.
After being in business for 2 years the service is currently available in Milan, Italy and San Francisco, California with the next planned city being Berlin, Germany. The app is free and is available now for iOS and Android.
In the world of mountain climbing and repelling, the best friend you can have is called a belay. They assist the climber and enable him or her to climb higher. That, in essence, is what Belay Solutions does for small and large businesses alike.
Through remote workers, Belay Solutions is able to provide outsourced "virtual assistants." These assistants can provide a number of functions including copy writing, web design and bookkeeping. This is particularly helpful to startups who often have only one or two employees.
They work with their clients so that they get the best placement of a VA by looking at their hard and soft skills. This service is wonderful for travelers, who themselves are actually VAs . They don't really need someone in their office for a 40 hour work week. Belay Solutions have also been very helpful to pastors, speakers, coaches and authors, taking them from being individuals to a fully functioning company.
Getting the most nutritional benefit from our foods and vitamins is a common goal in today's health plan. Sustainabody does just that. It is a smart nutrition tracking app that goes beyond calorie and diet tracking. It tells you not only what you are getting from your food, but also what you should be eating so you can get the most vitamins from your food choices.
It fits in with any diet plan and is especially beneficial for vegans or someone who is lactose intolerant. Body builders also find this helpful because they are very aware of their vitamin E intake and how important it is for their muscle growth and over all health.
There is a free, ad-supported version, and an ad-free version for $1.99 available for iOS, with Android coming in the near future. It is not only a fun app but it is very easy to use.
Large sums of data can be difficult to gather, store, and decipher. Luckily, Corterix is fit to do that for you. The big data market isn't providing usable data to it's customers so Corterix is determined to store all forms of unstructured data into a SQL database and transform it into usable, structured data without being disruptive to the industry.
Traditional formats were built on a search platform, not a big data platform. Current versions have merely been pieced together over time which has created more of a work around environment than a unified and easy to use platform. This is where Corterix is different because they are built on a new and radically different concept. The platform has been engineered from scratch to swiftly ingest data of all types as well as index, compress and load it into a single, easily accessible SQL database.
And the storage capacity is amazing. Corterix is able to store up to 64 terabytes of data in a single cell of a database and can also store other formats such as videos. Data is constantly growing and as it gets larger, it needs larger databases to query and Corterix can provide that service.
Check out their website here for more information.
Drug addiction is a constant and growing problem that has reached epidemic levels in the United States. Statistics show that the total number of drug rehab patients outnumber the amount of available inpatient rehab beds by staggering ratios. The founders of DopaApp are working hard to not only take a huge strain off of the traditional rehab industry but also make the therapy easier and more accessible to the patients as well as the care providers.
The app, which is available at the Apple App Store and Google Play, combines traditional addiction therapy with a social platform to empower patients, families/support and care facilities by offering increased functionality in a flexible and intuitive format. It's a virtual treatment center that connects addicts with authorized caregivers. The founders like to consider DopaApp the "13th Step" in the traditional program because of the added support and capabilities that it offers. Features include complete patient profiles, text and video chat, knowledge resources, relapse indicator and more. Patients are able to receive all of this assistance while still maintaining full anonymity by utilizing avatars as well as emotion detection technology for all face to face encounters.
Phase 1 of their operations is focused on getting the app to care facilities for use in conjunction with their current treatment plans to offer to patients as part of their initial and ongoing therapy. Phase 2 will then focus on reaching more new patients to help connect them to authorized care providers.
We found this venture to be fascinating and applaud their efforts to bring technology to help fight the ongoing battle of drug addiction. One of our favorite features is the functionality that allows patients to have a 24/7 life support line with former addicts who have been sober for 10 years or more.
You can get more information about this groundbreaking app on their website.
In an attempt to revive the genre of music we all know and love, HipsterBait has one goal in mind: bringing back rock n roll, one hipster at a time. Their new app engages listeners in a new and exciting way involving a real life treasure hunt to find fresh, unreleased music out in the world. This music discovery game is like a combination of geocaching and Pokémon GO with its full AR experience.
Hipster Bait works by launching the application and viewing the map of your surrounding area. The app provides clues to help you find physical and virtual cassette tapes holding recordings of unreleased rock n roll songs from new artists. Your job is to collect the cassettes, download the music, then rehide what you found, whether virtual or analog. The tapes are originally hidden in major cities around North America.
The Hipster Bait app is looking to launch at the end of the Summer on iOS and Android. Learn more about Hipster Bait by going to their website.
My bubble or yours? Now you can take social media encounters to the next level with the new IceBr8kr app. This app definitely brings the social aspect back to social media. It monitors a 100 yard bubble around you at all times, allowing you to see and interact with others on the app who are in your same proximity. Thus giving you a chance to break the ice with those you'd like to meet without that blind and awkward first hello.
It makes it so much easier to meet new people as you are able to send messages to each other through the app. However the goal is not to just be another platform for text chatting, it's to actually meet and interact with new friends. To encourage this human interaction, the app allows 8 "volleys" within the app itself before it times you out with that individual for an hour.
The app also contains various features to allow you to customize your visibility and experience at any given time. Settings include notification preferences, and three different "pins" to show varying degrees of anonymity. So you can interact with others on your own terms based upon your mood at that time. And don't worry, you can even block the users that you may no longer want to interact with.
The developers are currently gearing up and getting people on and acquainted with the app, which is perfect for university settings, conferences and festival settings. And they have multiple ideas for future updates that may include networking features and possibly even interactions with businesses to offer special deals and discounts while users are interacting within the stores, and so much more. The possibilities are truly exciting and we are looking forward to watching this app take off.
You can download the app on Apple Store and Google Play and for more information, check out their website.
If you want to show your sweet fur babies all of your love, it's time to start thinking inside the box. But don't settle for just any box. Choose the one that is easily customizable and won't break the bank. The Dollar Pet Club has made it their "doody" to help you out by delivering boxes full of goodies right to your front door.
The DPC offers only the best for your fur babies. The boxes contain natural treats and high quality toys that are all hand picked and tested for quality assurance. They even go so far as to research which treats aren't a good choice for your pet, based upon breed. Not to mention, they are super easy to order and have choices to fit any budget. You can start off with a $1.00 box that includes a dispenser and a month's worth of free poop bags, and then work your way up to the pre-selected boxes that are designed for cats, small breed dogs and large breed dogs with prices starting at $22.95. Or you can get a custom box and choose each item that goes inside. Right now the site offers choices for cats and dogs, but if are in need of a box for a different type of pet, no problem, just give them a call and let them know what you'd like. They'll get you hooked up.
Another thing we love about this company is their commitment to giving back. They are currently involved with animal shelters in Louisiana where they sponsor a pet monthly and when that animal gets adopted, they cover the adoption fees for the new owner. They are also looking forward to hopefully working with the V.A. in the future to assist with service dogs for Vets with PTSD.
To order your own box or to get more information, visit their website. Check them out soon to take advantage of their Collision Special of 20% off by using the coupon code Collision2017.
CyberCentric is a data visualization platform that enables organizations to map out exactly where there most sensitive data lives within their network, who has access to it and how it's being used.
The platform simplifies the process of ensuring proper authorization is met for use of a companies sensitive data. Their AI engine, named Hector, learns the normal behavior for your network and then searches for optimal solutions to ensure none of the data is compromised by allowing access to those without proper authorization. They have reached an impressive near 99 percent accuracy rate in detecting anomalous behavior that leads to unauthorized access.
It offers the amazing ability to visualize an entire cyber security while knowing who is online and what they are able to access at all times. Their easy to use platform prevents unauthorized access, offers insider threat detection, leak detection and 24/7 customer support. They also help your organization stay compliant with PCI, HIPAA, GDPR EU, and other complex data privacy regulations.
Although still a relatively new company, they are already becoming a major player with Fortune 500 companies. For more information, visit their website and request a demonstration.
Sometimes co-working spaces absolutely don't work because much of the time it is too expensive and not very efficient hence the formation of THATSpace. It is an extension of the co-working space created for maximum productivity of your business in a space that is adequate and attractive. One of the services that this business provides is an update of your Wi-Fi.
This platform is very beneficial for restaurants, coffee shops and hotel lobbies. It allows the business owner to utilize their space at a time when he is not open for business and still possibly increasing his revenue or at least break even. The client in turn, will become a remote worker, and enable his business to continue when he isn't in his office.
THATSpace is now operating in Malta in its testing phase. It has plans to expand to London by the end of 2017 and eventually into the US. The cost of this service varies, depending greatly on the location and services provided for the time the space is used.
Just in the last few years there has been an increase in the problem of GPS jammers. Personal privacy is the main reason jammers are used but they create a lot of collateral damage. GPSdome has been created to nullify the jammer.
GPSdome is easy to assemble and use. It attaches between the receiver and the 2 antennas, which are set 4" apart and pointed in any direction away from the ground. In essence, you "set it and forget it". It also overcomes spoofers.
This isn't made or available for the phone but it may be within 3 years. The cost right now is just under $2000. and will eventually be reduced to $400-$600.
If you're looking for live video on the internet today, there is no way to find it. Nothing like Google or Bing existed until now; enter StreamSearch LIVE. Unlike traditional search engines, streamers provide data to StreamSearch in order to be found.
With the system, you can search for the content you're looking for and watch on the native platform. For example, if the live video is on Facebook Live, you will be taken to their platform to watch. If you're a broadcaster you can purchase the rights to the video right through the system, allowing you to rebroadcast the content without having to negotiate with the broadcaster, possibly missing the window.
The system is not available yet, but the sharing SDK should be coming soon.
Real estate tends to be a very restrictive industry that has been doing things the same way for years. Even though there are new websites that allow purchasers to search for and view available listings, there is no consistency in the types or quality of the photos/videos within those listings. Visually Home has set out to be the next dynamic shift in the real estate market.
Visually Home is the only App-based Visual Real Estate Marketing service in the world. They offer professional photography, aerial video and photography footage and matterport 3D rendering, along with the newest thing... virtual staging. Other services include brochures, flyers, mailers, yard signs, window perfs, and vehicle wraps.
Pricing for the photography services are greatly reduced per listing and are combined with a monthly subscription that is based upon each agent's specific needs. This gives independent agents all the clout of the larger brokers and teams. They are able to customize their individual package while offering consistency and the best quality visual package to every seller, regardless of the listing price. They also offer packages to the "for sale by owner" sellers.
You can learn more about their services by visiting their website
Ultimatum Inc is a new and completely fascinating crowd funding platform for 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. The founders looked outside of the norm and realized that by joining funds from multiple, like minded sources, the idea of donating becomes simple and quite lucrative. These "micro donations" are based upon real world events and create an atmosphere where people want to commit to an idea and achieve goals together.
The power of grassroots is massive and the majority who have little can combine together and do more than the few who have a lot. Their web and mobile platforms allow users to make automated donations by choosing exactly which events will trigger the donation to the charity of their choice. They can then boost the reach of the donation by sharing with friends and family on social media. And at the very essence of this process is democracy. We all have the opportunity to put our money where our mouths are and make positive changes in our own government.
This company exist for those who want to move the bar. They exist for Democracy. Get involved! Check out their Indiegogo campaign today.
Do you ever have issues storing all your vacation pictures and 4K videos from years of memories along with documents from work and school? It all adds up and can take up a ton of storage and can really cost you. Filegear has one goal in mind and that is to fix the economics of storage while still offering the accessibility of an online cloud service. Filegear is the better alternative to using multiple hard drives by managing files online and offline without pay the ridiculous prices like most online storage services. You can store all of your content onto one device and you can access it wherever you are from your phone or computer.
This little box is built like a personal cloud storage system with CPU memory, an operating system, and a file sharing management system. It also comes equipped with many different ports where you have the ability to plug in other drives, SD cards, and USB devices for convenience and speed. One of the ports is a network port that connect you to the world.
Free up your space on all of your devices just by purchasing the Filegear device at a onetime price of $300 or you could pay $50 a year and receive a free box. Filegear is expected to launch in October so keep an eye out for their Kickstarter for promotions. Get more information about Filegear by going to their website.
Aclima was founded on the premise that planetary health and human health are interconnected. That our environment effects the way do things. They are bridging the gap between ourselves and the natural world in order to create a new awareness and environmental intelligence. To accomplish this, they perform large scale environment sensor networks in buildings and cities.
We now know that the environment around us contributes to our cognitive function. Things like the increased rate of CO2, light, sound, etc., around us can have a significant impact on how we process information and interact with others. Aclima measures these levels in buildings to give companies an idea of where they stand and an understanding of how this impacts human emotion and ultimately even the bottom line.
Our own PLuGHiTz staff found it fascinating to learn how the environment in the convention center changed with increased activity and we were able to directly correlate that to our own moods and interactions as the day progressed. Find out more about this fascinating process in this interview and to learn even more, check out their website.
Sometimes waking up to your normal alarm can leave your morning with you feeling irritated and groggy. The Yoga Wake Up app plans to change your morning routine to create a healthy mindfulness that will radiate throughout your day. This app provides a 5 - 15 minute audio wakeup sequence with peaceful music to wake you up in the morning that includes breathing exercises, light stretches, and a self-intention to have a great day.
Yoga Wake Up allows you to set your alarm for any given morning by scheduling what routine you would like to wake up to out of the free or premium choices. There are 17 yoga instructors and 65 different sequences to choose from, each with different intentions. The app also has the ability to send you notifications to let you know when you should be going to sleep the night before your alarm and during the night, will send your recorded sleep data to Apple's Health Kit and sleep tracker.
You can download the Yoga Wake Up app today on iOS. They are currently working on an android version to be released at the end of the year. You can use the app for free with limited wake up sequences or you could get the premium subscription for $1.99 per month. Find out more about Yoga Wake Up by visiting their website.
Vent Up is a platform that is created for personal trainers, clients and gyms. It's like the "ride sharing" of personal trainers and combines features found in apps like Yelp with others found in apps like Instagram for things like videos, photos's and certifications.
Vent Up, through it's mobile app V-Training, provides personal trainers a proper database of clients, and makes it easy for clients to find the gym/trainer that is right for them. Features include an in app messaging system as well as access to native emails with PDF's and Videos and push notifications are also available.
Currently available in 10 US cities including LA, San Diego and DC, the company is experiencing a growth rate of about 20% per month in their areas and looking forward to growing into other cities but also with extra features. They are slowly moving towards fashion, so clients can purchase the specific looks that the trainers include in the app and they are also eventually planning on being able to calculate macros from photos that clients snap of their food intake and upload into the app to assist with not only training but also health issues such as diabetes.
The app is available in the App Store and Google Play and you can get more information by visiting their website here.
Food Moves is an application designed to make mobile food easier to find and to create an overall better experience for the vendors and consumers. They are focused on helping the mobile food industry including food trucks, farmers markets, and food stands. The Food Moves app allows you to find any mobile vendor in your area and to search for your favorites to find where they are at any given moment.
The vendor side of the app provides helpful tools to help these businesses market efficiently to the consumers and provides clarity to everyone involved. Food Moves is also working with multiple supplying companies like battery providers that focus on replacing loud, unconventional generators with solar powered batteries to improve the food truck business even further!
You can join Food Moves now on iOS and Android to connect with 180 food vendors in New York, Austin, and Philadelphia. You can learn more about this app by going to their website.
Imagine being able to have cookies with a picture of you or someone of your choice on them. That is what Selffee is all about. You can now have photos printed on cookies or even coffee for parties such as a Sweet 16, baby's birthdays or a Bat Mitzvah as a take-away favors. They are very beneficial at trade shows as a give-away for advertising.
The printing is inward facing, meaning that you have to physically be at the event to submit a photo for printing. The process is done through special hardware and uses 6-colors of FDA-certified completely edible, water-based ink. The coffee printing is done on a layer of foam or whipped cream much like a latte. You can take your own selfie or send it to them to be printed. They have 6 printers now and more are on the way. One of the more unusual items they have printed faces on was a pizza. As it is water-based, unlike a frosting, it is colorless and tasteless.
For Selffee to come to your event, prices vary based on several factors, such as the number of guests, the location of the event, and the amount of hours. They are currently based in Long Island, NY and will soon be in Los Angeles. To book them for your event, check out their website.
The technology world has, for the most part until recently, has been dominated by "dudes." Sugar Gamers is an advocacy organization for the under-represented or under-serviced demographics in video games, geek culture and technology. There is a need for good representation because these markets are unbalanced. Sugar Gamers is reaching out to females of all colors and the LGBT community.
Sugar Gamers puts together events and ways to connect young people in networking that have no direction. It helps to inspire youth to get involved in technology and not just to focus on the idea of celebrity and super-athletic worship.
Sugar Gamers is encouraging kids to get involved in coding and programming. They also want to connect a community of girl gamers and help them become passionate in an ever-changing techie world, not just for the now technology, but the new technology. For more information on Sugar Gamers, check out their website.
Emotions play a big part in our lives. How we react to the various social and environmental fluctuations that occur throughout the day can have a major impact on our temperament and decision making processes. The folks at DNA Behavior wanted to know how these factors translate over to making decisions in the world of finance and business. So they took this concept to the next level by coming up with a process for discovering and understanding these triggers, along with their corresponding prescriptive behavior.
The company provides behavior analytics through various tailor-made questionnaires. Their basic questionnaire takes about 10 minutes to complete and can get to the core behavior of an individual. This process goes beyond simply providing a personality profile and gets into predictive behavior to assist financial planners in learning to interact on a more personal level with their clients. Soon, they will be able to identify their clients' propensity for risk, biases and conditions that impact their decisions. This is also very useful in Business and Human Resources as it allows companies to find the perfect candidates as well as make their current teams more cohesive and productive.
There are several packages available, depending upon the level of insight required by the company. There are also questionnaires available for individuals. Visit their website to learn more and to take one of their demo questionnaires.
It's never too soon to teach young minds about the value of money and how to budget for what they want. With LittleEarners your children have the ability to set financial goals and plan how to reach them. Within the app, kids decide what things they want to spend their money on, and enter the money that they earn towards those goals.
For parents, in the grocery store when kids ask for those impulse items, they can check the app themselves and decide whether they want to take money from one of their objectives. This is the time when they learn about their priorities and it will teach kids about smart money behavior. Parents can have more than one child on an app.
LittleEarners will be available for Andrioid and iOS and a web app. While it is free to participate in the beta, future costs are unknown.
Sometimes we don't have a lot of extra time to walk around malls looking for specific items when we are shopping. Enter Freedom Desi, a smart retail company created to empower the offline retail shopper. It is an app for providing those shoppers, who are becoming much smarter, the freedom to use real digital tools.
The app has the ability to notify businesses of a potential customer who is looking for a certain item and it connects them. It also provides a navigation system for malls so that your time is better spent in the business rather than looking for it. It also gives you a rating system for the retailers so you are able to make a smart choice.
The app is free and is currently available in India, where it was created. In 5 years they hope to be in 20 countries.
Traveling nowadays much of the time is dependent on using the airlines for making deadlines and time management. Many times we find ourselves unable to make a flight, either due to a business schedule or illness or an airline back-up maybe due to weather. This is where Refly has the perfect solution.
Refly is a platform to sell your ticket at a discount and at least get some of your money back so it isn't a total loss for the travelers. You simply register with Refly and provide them the necessary information, such as airline, dates, confirmation number and destination. After there is a buyer you have to make a name change through the airline and you receive a new confirmation number. You then contact Refly to complete the sale. They are a media between the seller and the buyer.
The target market is the younger person who has less responsibilities and the freedom to travel at a shorter notice. It is also a great site to purchase cheap flights. Their website is in Spanish and English as the company is based in Mexico. It should be available for iOS and Android in the near future.
So, you wanna be a baller? Who doesn't, right? Well now you can game like one. Sports Digital Entertainment is an international company that is in the process of developing a mobile gaming app that puts players up against the best of the best in professional sports. The game is called Ballers Life. It's a role-play game that allows player to manage the finances of fictional and non fictional sports celebrities.
Through the game, you will earn, spend, invest and donate, just like a real baller. Players will have full control of their finances and the end game is to learn how best to manage money through the types of real life scenarios that the rich and famous encounter. So now everyone will be able to live vicariously through their favorite sports celebrity. In the game, there are rewards for good business moves, and pitfalls for poor management.
So do you have what it takes to be a real baller? Check out the Baller's Life website for updates as to when the game will be available and to pick up some cool gear.
Higher education is always promoted to be an important highlight of your life that can make you or break you in the "real world" but it is also a difficult time frame to adjust to new study habits. Being a college student means tackling multiple challenging classes a semester with assignments and exams constantly approaching and it could be hard to find the time, resources, and patience to study as much as you should. The new application, Sympl is here to help you out! Sympl is a mobile app geared towards students in higher education to connect them to classmates taking the same courses. The app prompts the user for their semester schedule and compiles lists of other users with similar schedules to easily communicate with.
Let's say you have a huge test coming up and you're at Starbucks trying to cram. With Sympl, you can pick up your phone and find study groups in your area for the same class with the given duration of the study group and the number of students participating. You can ask to join at the click of a button and wait to be accepted. Sympl also sends push notifications for major upcoming assignments and study groups for your classes in the area.
It is important to stay socialized because networking is a huge advantage at this time in your life and Sympl encourages sharing your schedule and going out to study with new people. The app is now available at Michigan State University and will be available in the fall for Arizona State University and University of Austin, Texas in iOS and Android. Stay updated for when Sympl is coming to your area by going to their website.
Have you ever walked in to a restaurant, sat down and while looking at the menu, realized there was nothing there that you wanted? By that time it's too late to leave. Or imagine driving around and getting a craving for a certain food. If you had the Menuver app, all that hassle could be avoided.
Menuver is a food app for restaurants to publish their menu for your convenience. You can plan ahead what you want to eat, order it and pay for it before you even sit down at the restaurant. You also have the ability to pay for your own food separate from your friends, as it is an app on your phone. There is also there ability to search for specific foods and where to find them. For example, if Nakia is looking for lobster mac & cheese bisque, he would be able to find it!
Currently, Menuver is available only in the Philippines, and hoping to hit 20 countries in 5 years. This free app will be available for iOS and Android.
If you want your small business to have all of the same Human Resources opportunities that enterprise level software provides to large companies, HR Cloud has the answer for you. Their new app, Workmates, creates an internal social network for you and your employees with features that can help to drive your organization from a cultural standpoint.
The platform is able to easily integrate with information from other, existing environments that you are already using like Google, Microsoft Office, ADP and more to make your business more robust. Just think of the possibilities as you increase engagement, recognition & productivity and all in an intuitive format that your employees will love.
Additional features are available as you need them. For example, there is an employee recognition product called Kudos, as well as features for new hire on boarding and Human Resources functionalities. The Workmates app is free and the cost of the additions are priced in monthly packages by the number of employees in the company.
The app is available on iOS and Android and you can find out more about HR Cloud here.
Sometimes when we interview a new start up, we can't help but get a sense of wow as we learn the technical aspects of the new tech they are implementing. We definitely got that sense when we spoke to Steven with BlyncSync.
BlyncSync is a wearable system that combines smart glasses, smart watches and your smart phone to help solve a huge problem within the transportation industry... fatigue. The glasses, which can be retrofitted to include your prescription or transition lenses, measures blink rate and head tilt while the watch tracks sleep stage data. The focus here is on prevention. As the devices learn your specific mannerisms, users will be informed of the best times and durations for driving. And the notifications can be customized and received via the watch, phone, tablet or even notify, say, a drivers manager. This system can also be used as a liability defense mechanism as it will incorporate the various laws and regulations that the transportation industry has in place.
This new innovation in IoT is very intriguing and has possibilities well beyond the range of truck drivers. All drivers could have a use for this. Especially teens, taxi/limo/ride share companies, etc. We are really excited to see how this idea that came from a college project will be received as it hits the market.
The developers are currently collecting data for integration into the system. They are planning on getting to the beta stage later this year with a projected product availability in 2018. To learn more, visit their web site here or find them on social media.
Here at PLuGHiTz Live, we generate a lot of links for our various articles, interviews, events and shows. It's how we get our viewers additional information and purchase opportunities in a simple, concise manner. Journalists, bloggers and businesses create these links everyday.
BudUrl is taking these links to the next level by creating intelligent links with their unique and sophisticated link management system. They ingrain valuable insights into every link. Things like the topic, participants, locations and more. Not only does it give the recipients all of this information, but the originator can then get important statistics back. This creates important audience insights to help better understand not only how many clicks are generated, but which links performed the best.
Features include branded short links, advanced analytics, dynamic optimization and also support in an easy to use and secure platform. You are also able to customize and integrate your favorite platforms.
Check out this interview, as well as their website for more specifics.
Travod, a global translations and localization company, helps their clients reach a broader market, and grow by providing language services for any specific need. They assist with any type of content or platform that the client requires. They know first hand that it's not just translating from language to language, but also how important it is to keep the context and cultural nuances in mind.
With a staff of over 25,000 translators worldwide, each with a minimum of 5 years of experience in their particular field (legal, IT, medical, etc.), they offer better accuracy at an affordable rate. Anything thing from websites to contracts, technical documents to spec sheets. And they can handle your project from end to end. So if you need, say, a pamphlet or brochure translated into another language for distribution in that country, they will not only translate it but also complete the set up in the same format.
They currently have proficiency in over 100 languages and have staff available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They offer a response time of 20 minutes, no matter what time of day or night you contact them.
You can get more information, or a quote by visiting their website here.
Sometimes attending the gym on a normal basis can add some unnecessary stress when you don't want to deal with a crowded workout with the equipment taken. Luckily, the new application, upace has the answer for that very issue! upace allows you to find the right time to go to the gym by informing you on occupancy levels in real time per gym to see which gyms are crowded. You can also use this app to book a reservation with your friends for a group fitness class or using machine cardio equipment that you could feel committed to.
upace is great for the average gym goer but is also useful for the fitness facilities, as well. The admin side of this app involves tools to help the facility engage, communicate, and receive data from the members. Rec centers can easily bring in more traffic and use this gathered data to see the busiest hours, equipment used and checked out, and gain insight to efficiency in the facility. upace also provides different member app platforms depending on the needs of the center.
Keep rec centers connected to the members by downloading upace on iOS. Pricing includes an annual licensing fee that is custom to the facility. Find out more by going to their website.
It's getting to the point where dating apps are almost a dime a dozen anymore. But if you are looking for an app that completely sets itself apart from the rest, look no further than The Set-up.
What makes this dating app different, you ask? It's really quite simple. The Set-up incorporates a Sounding Board into the decision making process. Everyone on the site will have the Sounding Board of their choosing, which consists of 2-5 people. So you can have your best friend, a cousin, co-worker, parent or even your adult children involved in the decision making process. There are also added security features built in. These features include background checks, actual camera photos (not just some stock photo from 10 years ago) and even video chats so that you can get to know the person somewhat before that first date and know more of who to expect.
The way this works is that when two daters choose each other, their information is then sent to each others Sounding Board, who votes yay or nay... and majority rules. So if your board doesn't agree that it would be a good match, no connection is made. This gives each match the unique perspective that only those who know you best can provide.
The app is scheduled to launch in August of this year and will be available on iOS, Android and on the web. The basic app will be free with some features available for a premium. We find this to be such a cool and fresh approach to typical and stale online dating and we are looking forward to keeping track of their progress as it hits the market.
In this age, we are all busy. When a man wants to get a haircut, he usually walks into a barbershop and sits down and waits to be called. With theCut, he can book an appointment, pay for it and even tip at the touch of a button. This is a mobile app made for barbers and barbershops. It eliminates the need for carrying cash and the frustration of not being allowed to use your card or having to make a run to the ATM.
Since barbershops have evolved into a total grooming centers, they do more than just cut hair and shave your face. This app allows the business to list all of their services available to their clients and promote those that they specialize in, such as fades or shaves. In turn, the customer can search for a specific barber that offers the specialty service that they are needing, and thereby filtering out those that don't offer what they want. There is also the capability for the client to leave reviews.
This app is currently being marketed to New York, Philadelphia, Miami, Cleveland and Los Angeles. It is ready to go now for barbers nationwide.
Trupe is a new social media app for sharing pics, experiences and comments. What could possibly be different about this new app to set it apart from all of the others, you ask? Well, this one actually has a unique component that is pretty cool.
Trupe is a narrowcasting network. It uses an open platform and links users within a certain proximity of each other. It's a great way to share certain experiences with others around you, to expand upon and enhance them with added photos, videos, comments and suggestions that are shared by those who are in the same 100 meter zone. And those zones are fluid, as users move around so do the zones. Each group is knows as a Trupe.
For example, the creators of the app started a Trupe right there at the convention center. Anybody in the area with the app could join the Trupe and share content. As users move around, the app will concentrate on those who are sharing the most content. So in this case, as attendees went to social events after hours, the content continued on to those locations. If you end up out of range, you will become a Snuper, which allows you to still view the content and make comments, but not upload pictures, until you are back in range. The Trupes will stay active as long as least two members are in the same proximity. When there are no longer two Trupers sharing the same zone, that session will end and the content within will stay active for 24 hours, giving everyone involved the chance to save the pictures and videos that they want to keep.
We thought this app was a lot of fun and came up with countless ideas for both the open groups, which are free to use, and the private groups that are available at a premium. Trupes can be opened at office settings, colleges, conventions, sporting events, concerts, weddings and even during vacations.
Trupe is currently available for iOS and will be coming soon for Android.
Imagine being a young female with a lot of great ideas for starting up a company and you cannot get someone to listen to you because of who you are-a female. Enter TechGirl, whose mission it is to connect those young females, those technology entrepreneurs, with a network of specialty advisers and mentorships to help them launch their start-up companies. Its founder, Jennifer DeReyes, shared a story about how her passion for this company was formed. She was at an IBM conference with her 8 year old daughter and upon being asked what she noticed about the room filled with 20,000 people, her daughter replied "Where are the women? I see all men." TechGirl wants to change that gender gap.
They have a network of internal resources that include advisers in finance, marketing, and development who are looking for girls who have the biggest and brightest ideas to help to bring them into the STEM Pipeline. The best way is to get them early, as young as elementary school and expose them to STEM and into the pipeline and then into the Incubation Lab that they can successfully launch their product. During this process they work with advisers and mentors in finance and marketing for about a year to help bring their product or service to fruition. In doing this, they will come out on the other end ready to manage a company, a benefit not available without TechGirl. You can be a mentor or a mentee.
This service is based in Philadelphia and California. The app will launch in November 2017.
A major problem in the under-represented groups in cities is not being exposed to technology in any form. CodeCrew is a non-profit out of Memphis that teaches children to write software. What started as a summer camp in 2015, has grown to educating kids in middle school and high school with after school and in-school programs having 200 kids a week attend.
The programs are currently offered in Memphis and have hopes to expand to New Orleans.
Are you a fan of table top games? Do you love video games? Are you a robot enthusiast? If you answered yes to any or all of those questions then Chancellor of the Universe is the game for you!
Brought to life by the minds of Brave New World, Chancellor of the Universe is the first game to combine robotics, AI and board games. You play as a new hire who works for the Chancellor, but you aren't just set on staying in your meager position, no, you have bigger dreams, dreams like overthrowing the Chancellor (and anyone else standing in your way) so that you can be the one true Chancellor of the Universe! The game comes with a game board and mini robot that will move around the board, give out tasks, and even berate the players on occasion. The only thing you need to do after that is to download the app to any phone or tablet, and you'll be ready to go. Currently still in the Alpha stage (looking for a 2018 release) the game boast from one to four players, with future plans of extending that number to eight. The company also plans to create different shells for the robot, so other AI games can be played using the AI interface as well.
All in all, if you are a fan of Sci-Fi, games or gadgets this is the game for you. So you can play solo, play as a team, or double cross everyone else at the table so you become the sole, and one true Chancellor of the Universe!
For more info, visit their website.
It's important for employees to feel involved in the company they work for. Usually the decision-making is left up to the powers that be and the employees feel inadequate and left out. MeetingPulse is there to help the employees be more engaged in the meeting itself.
The premise is to have a pre-meeting to a web-based URL . The people on the team receive the link and can take a poll regarding perhaps some things that were discussed at the last meeting. Some of these can be discussing points made at the previous meeting or questions they may have. This is to pre-engage them for the upcoming meeting. Their answers can be hidden until they come into the meeting, or they can see the answers to the poll in advance. The information received through these polls can change the entire flow or reason for the meeting in the first place.
This is available now and has several different models, starting with a trial plan for a week to see if this fits in with your business all the way up to a large-based plan for large companies that meet with several hundred people at the same time. These larger plans have more developed features. This service is easy to use and very convenient for your phone. Base price starts at $79.00 a month.
If you're an American company trying to launch your product or service in Japan, chances are that you don't speak their language. That's the purpose of Lingoly. It provides a website platform for translators to have a successful online business with those in need of being able to communicate with people of other countries without working for a third party.
For users, the templates are mobile-ready. If you have an HTML background, you can upload images and typeface and customize it. For the customer, there are marketing strategies available to help them market their website. It is available for 60 languages. Customers can translate different kinds of things such as legal and medical documents and even audio. Their rates are very competitive with the monthly fee starting at $12.00.
Social media accounts have become part of everyday life. And many of us tend to use multiple apps, like Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, YouTube, etc. So when we meet new people, it can be a bit of a hassle to connect with them on every platform.
Swap is a new app that aims to solve this problem for us. When joining Swap, users set up a profile that consists of how to connect with all of their social media accounts, as well as email addresses and phone numbers. When you meet someone new, you choose which specific platforms to share with that person and then generate a Swap Code, which is a QR Code that they scan to instantly connect with you on all of your media accounts at once. Not only is this great when making new friends, but even more valuable in a networking sense. A Swap Code can be added to business cards, web sites, storefront windows, promotional items and so much more.
Swap is also a social media platform in itself. The app can pull in recent posts from Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube to compile into Swap Stories. There is also a preview feature which allows you to see an entire feed from a social media account.
Download the app now from the Apple App Store and start Swapping.
The advertising world has remained mostly u changed for a long time. While outdoor advertising has added digital billboards, in addition to traditional, and screens now line sidewalks and bus stops in cities like New York and London, what we see on these screens is mostly static images that rotate. Liveposter is looking to change that, however.
This creative company creates advertising that is capable of adjusting itself to external factors. For example, a department store might want to sell swimsuits and towels on a bright and sunny day, but coats and umbrellas on rainy days. By incorporating weather data into the advertising platform, Liveposter is capable of creating advertising to accomplish that exact goal. They can also use machine vision to identify people or object, like a car's make and model, to adjust marketing to a particular brand's owner.
The company has a few offices in strategic cities to have maximum efficiency for their clients. To find out more about the company, check out their website.
Everyone loves to travel. Now you can travel for free with WishPoints. It is an app that allows you to upload your travel photos as a postcard and recommendations for cool places to visit or restaurants to enjoy. You then share them with your friends and they respond to your postcards. The better you are at recommending places, the faster you get your points.
It is like Tinder for travel. You swipe right for "yes", and left , meaning "been there, left there" and swipe down for "not now." As the swipes add up that you get, the possibility of discounts from airlines. The Reward Points are listed in four categories. First is the Experience points which is something or somewhere that you have seen or been to. The second one is Discovery points which is the number of places you upload. The third one is Influence points, which is the number of places your friends want to go because of your recommendations. The fourth is Trust points which are key words that you put in that people agree with.
The app is up and running now. It is also free to sign up.
The world of tech is enhancing our lives on a daily basis. Businesses are able to attract customers in new ways, while at the same time making it easier for them to browse through and purchase their products. And now, the design and architecture industries are also able to jump on the tech bandwagon to attract and amaze their clients.
Morfus is an enterprise solution VR company for interior designers and architects. They transform 3D models and 2D floor plans into a VR showcase for mobile phones. Bringing this technology to existing phones makes it available to many more firms, as well as their clients, as they will not have to invest in expensive hardware in order to view the designs. Once rendered, they can be viewed on any smart phone. Also, each project generates its own unique mobile app, so the firm's customers can download the apps on their own devices as well.
It opens up so many possibilities as clients will be able to virtually walk through the designs. This provides a much better sense of the space available with heights and dimension, the ability to go from room to room, even see the landscaping and views. They bring the plans to life so much more than a model or 360˚ photo. They also make is simple to use. Although they are compatible with Google Cardboard, they also have their own system for moving around the showcase that will work with any Bluetooth controller for Android or iOS.
As the company expands, they are looking forward to introducing their own design apps for interior decorating that include allowing users to create their own rooms and incorporating furniture and other home goods stores in the process. So you'll be able to drag and drop actual pieces into the design and purchase the items right from the app.
To learn more, check out their website for demos and contact information.
We are inspired by the colors and styles that are around us every day. They help us express who we are. Mime is the company that can help you discover the shades that you want just by downloading their new app, Flawless Makeup. Mime did their homework so that all you need to do is take a picture of a desired color whether it's a shade on a flower, a color of a wall, or even the makeup on the model in your favorite magazine. Flawless Makeup lets you select the shade you want in the image and then matches it with the same color from 26 thousand sources of inventory found in 150 different brands.
Mime wants to get the chance to get to know your personal style and they do this by asking a few personality and preference questions upon starting the app so that they can give you recommendations based on what you like. They also give you the opportunity to filter through different categories, brands, and prices. You can find the best trends by browsing the app categorized by special occasions like weddings, girl's night out, staying in, etc. There are even collaborations with celebrity makeup artists to show off the latest trends, styles, brands, and colors.
You can download Flawless Makeup now through iOS and Android. Learn more about Mime and their vision for beauty by going to their website.
Coffee in an important part of the day for a lot of us. And although some are content with making a quick pot at home, so many more love grabbing a cup from a coffee shop. Whether it's through the drive thru or going inside where they can smell the fresh ground beans and bakery items and to feel the camaraderie of their java partners in crime, they love it all. Sometimes the bigger chains don't offer the best brew or experience, but it's not always easy to find a really good independent coffee shop and even harder to get the perks that come with the big chains. Well, JoJo is aiming to make it a lot easier.
JoJo is an app that allows you to search for great independent coffee shops in your area. They also take suggestions to be added to the app if your favorite spot hasn't yet made the list. It also allows you to order ahead and pay through the app. Not only that... you can earn perks. Earn 2 Beans for every dollar you spend on JoJo, collect 120 Beans and get a $5 JoJo Reward. You'll get a great cup of Jo from a barista that is passionate about their craft, great perks, and patron some of the best mom and pop establishments around.
The app is currently available at the Apple App Store, and is coming soon on Google Play. Sign up now and get your first $5 perk.
One of the most wonderful things in this world to do is to read to a child. Nothing can match seeing their sweet faces light up as they enjoy the stories and learn more and more about the world around them. It's a very special bonding time for both the adult and the child.
Some are in a situation where their work keeps them traveling. Or sometimes Grandma lives far away and wishes she could be there for more story times. Luckily, Caribu came along to offer an amazing solution. Caribu is a mobile app that brings story time to you no matter where you are. They have wonderful picture books from the best children's publishers that are just one click away in their bookshop. They make it so easy to be engaged and enchanted anywhere, at any time by incorporating a video chat along with the pages of the book so the kids can follow along when you are reading, pictures and all, just like at home. And they have fun learning and coloring activities that you can do together, as well.
Our team is super excited about this ingenious tech and we can't wait to use it with our own family members. Find out more and download the app, which is available for iOS and Android, here.
After conducting this interview, the crew and myself had to add a new word to our vocabulary: Indiginerd; a lover of indigenous nerd and pop culture.
Created out of a love for comics, all things pop culture and the belief that there was not a substantial or accurate representation of Native and indigenous people, Native Realities was born. Their goal? To entertain, and educate adults and children alike. The company publishes several books, available in print or digitally, from Native creators and starring Native and Indigenous characters with future plans to branch out into games and animated projects. This interview was a breath of fresh air for me. Being an avid comic reader, I was always disheartened with the knowledge that there were only a handful of books that had actual Native characters in them. However, for every one that was written in a real and believable way, there were two that were basically joke characters. It warms my heart to see something like this exist in today's world.
In addition to the many things this company has coming down its respective pipeline, they are also gearing up for their second Indigenous Comic Con which will be held on November 10th through 12th in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Please check these guys out, and to find out more about this great company, or to just go and let your Indiginerd flag fly, you can find them here.